We had a new library to show off at NAB this year, BUGS!
At the conference, Ric took the time to give the scoop on how BUGS! came to be.
BUGS! is the newest library from Blastwave FX–recorded, edited, and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz with top quality microphones. No need to go camping when you’ve got this high-definition collection of creepy-crawly sounds.
Numerous people have asked us questions about the competition, so we thought we’d post an FAQ section here.
Q: What is the deadline?
A: May 5, 2010 is the new deadline
Q: I only see an intro and outro in the competition download pack. Where is the rest of the video? Do I just sound design over a black screen?
A: Actually, you are required to make your own video as well as design a soundtrack for this competition. As we’re giving away the AVID Media Composer as well as Pro Tools, we are requiring not just audio, but video, too.
Q: Can we collaborate with other people?
A: We strongly encourage you to collaborate with fellow filmmakers, editors, even actors or animators. The grand prize (turnkey post system) contains a great set of equipment that can help get any basic Audio/Video post studio up and running.
Q:Does the video have to be original?
A: You can use un-original material but you must credit the source and copyright owner either in the video itself or a credit list that you send to us.
Blastwave FX and MIX Magazine bring you the most recent in an ongoing series of sound design competitions. Participants are encouraged to let their creativity and imagination run wild with a selection of over 50 FREE sounds from across the extensive Blastwave FX library. To make things a little more interesting, they will be designing the soundtrack to a 30-second video spot produced by acclaimed directing duo PEKING. All entries will be reviewed by a trio of award wining judges — including Richard King, Dane Davis and Charles Deenen — and the selected winner will receive a 400 GB BLASTDRIVE HD sound effects library and a years subscription to MIX magazine. Register today and start editing, mixing and modulating your way to most comprehensive library of sound effects Blastwave FX has to offer. Check out the MIX article here for more information.